Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard and Warriors forward Draymond Green have committed to play for the U.S. men’s basketball team ahead of next month’s Tokyo Olympics, per Shams Charania and Joe Vardon of The Athletic.
The U.S. is in the early process of gathering commitments and putting together a 12-man roster to go for the gold. Tryouts will be held in July in Las Vegas. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich serves as Team USA coach.
Lillard would be competing in his first Olympics after withdrawing from potential consideration in 2016. Green was actually part of that team, which won the gold medal with a record of 8-0.
Green is 31-years old and Lillard will be on July 15. The Tokyo Olympics are set to tip off July 23.
Lillard averaged 28.8 points and 7.5 assists this past regular season, leading the Blazers to an eighth straight playoff appearance. Portland is currently in the middle of a coaching search, looking for a replacement for Terry Stotts, the only NBA coach Lillard has ever had.
Green and the Warriors are now a couple years removed from their run of glory of five straight Finals appearances and three championships. They have failed to make the playoffs in each of the past two seasons. But Green continues to be an excellent defender and selfless Swiss Army Knife on offense, averaging 7.0 points, 8.9 assists and 7.1 rebounds.